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because if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> developing right now on "first look." complete details moments away. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with eight days before america votes. >>> the san francisco giants are world series champions. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even goi
, but right now for millions of sandy's victims, the next two days will hold only uncertainty. today president obama will be touring new jersey's devastated coast with republican ghuf chris christie. tracie potts has the latest on that from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. less than one week from the election, governor romney is cautiously venturing back out on to the campaign trail. president obama still focused on the storm. today the campaign is back on. sort of. paul ryan has rallies in wisconsin, the vice president in florida, avoiding questions about fema. >> and i pleerappreciate your n generosity. >> president obama is not back on the campaign trail until tomorrow, he's still dealing with sandy's after math. >> i told the mayors and governors if it they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> reporter: today the president visits new jersey where six days before the election, he got a pat on the back from republican rival governor chris christie. >> the president has been outsta
right, tracie. thanks. a quick program note for you. sunday on "meet the press," david gregory getting the final word of the 2012 dam pain from obama strategist david plouffe and house majority leader eric cantor. that's here on msnbc. >>> a few more political headlines. missouri senate candidate todd akin gained national attention for his legitimate rape comment. now he's out with a new campaign ad talking about rape and abortion. take a look. >> my name is kelly. i'm a full-time student, a single mother. i'm a woman who's had an abortion. i've been raped in my past. reasons i'm voting for todd and that i'm so proud of him is because he defends the unborn. >> paul ryan has been busy on the stump trying to shore up swing state voters while saying just how tough he and romney really are. >> we can't keep doing this. look, mitt romney and i can handle whatever they're going to throw at us for the next five days. >> vice president joe biden has indeed been offering his advice on the topic here, early voting. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry. i'm being told that
homes from their foundation and filled streets with sand. >> right out of a movie. >> reporter: in woodbridge, emergency officials say thousands of gallons of oil spewed from a refinery tank ruptured in the storm. yesterday, president obama promised federal help through the communities of new jersey. >> we go through tough times. but we bounce back. the reason we bounce back is because we look out for one another. and we don't leave anybody behind. >> reporter: getting back to life as usual is proving complicated throughout the region, creating long lines for food, especially gas. >> we are coming back. deaf fitly. without a doubt. we are coming back. all of us. together. >> reporter: across the northeast, communities refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions of people are beginning a third day without power. for them, this recovery couldn't happen soon enough, especially those cut off from the jersey shore, unable to see how their homes faired in this storm. in toms river, new jersey, i'm danielle leigh. >> so many of you are asking how you can help during this
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